Day 6: San Diego

When the alarm went off on day 6, we all felt pretty rested when we woke up. We didn’t have to be up too early, which was super nice. We gathered all our shower stuff and headed to the YMCA to workout and shower and get ready for church. Bogle and I ran down to…

Day 4: Dominican Republic morning

We had such a fun morning! Around 9:00 we traveled to the headquarters of the San Francisco Giants’ Latin American operations, Felipe Alou Baseball Academy. The facility was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen! The competition was a little harder today as they added some Dominican National players to their team, but we…

Day 4: Dominican Republic afternoon

“Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:2-3 Pasitos de Jesus: a girls orphanage home where lives are restored, love is found, and dreams are made. Read the story of how the orphanage started before you continue…

Day 3: Dominican Republic

This morning, we held a softball clinic in Boco Chica. We’ve put on many camps before but I think we can all agree that this one was our favorite. We had about 25 girls from a variety of ages and skill levels and even more people from the community came to watch. Today was probably…

Day 3: San Diego

Today was a great day for us in San Diego! When we woke up, we went down to the chapel and talked with Mike, our leader, about Luke 10, the parable of the Good Samaritan. We discussed this passage and talked about the many different angles that this story can have. We discussed the helplessness…

Day 4: San Diego

DAY 4!! What a fun filled day! Writing this blog post as I sit in a 24-hour coffee shop down the street from the church, pulling an all-nighter. We have to get up at 2:30 in the morning to do our work for the day. What a great way to bond.   Day four was…

Day 2: Dominican Republic – Morning

We started the day at 7:00am with a filling breakfast. It’s really neat getting to eat the local food. We all LOVE the pineapple, but here are everyone’s favorite foods so far: Hayley – Besitos de Coco Audrey – chicken Chelsea – fried cheese Me (Georgia) – avocados Autumn – assorted bread Elison – fried…

Day 2: Dominican Republic – Afternoon

After a late lunch, we headed towards the city to the main grocery store to get enough food for 20 families. Cart by cart, we formed an assembly line throughout the store and filled them up with rice, beans, tuna, olive oil, and other Dominican necessities. We then ventured 30 minutes away to a sugarcane…

Day 1: Morning – Dominican Republic

Sophomore Georgia McKee is serving as the Softball Mission Trip documentarian. Here is her first entry… ________________________________________ With a 2:45am departure from Belmont and 5:30 flight, we’re up and ready for a day of travel and training! We’ve embraced the sleep deprivation and have found lots of humor out it. People at the airports have been…